West Virginia answered a need in a tight final position with a commitment from LSU transfer Kole Taylor after visiting Morgantown on an official visit.
Taylor, 6-foot-7, 250 pounds, became a priority for West Virginia once he entered the transfer portal Dec. 8 with the Big 12 conference schedule that quickly jumped with an offer of stock Exchange.
Mountaineers was one of the elementary schools to recruit Taylor after the program initially offered him as a high school student at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado in the 2020 class.
Taylor spent three seasons with the Tigers where he had 17 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown during that span, while developing as a tackler while changing bodies. He played a total of 693 snaps during his time in Baton Rouge.
Taylor made an official visit to Morgantown beginning Dec. 15 and selected the Mountaineers from a number of schools that became involved in his recruiting, including Oklahoma State.
The addition of Taylor gives the Mountaineers a proven tight end who has played at a high level and can step in to help replace losses to Mike O’Laughlin at the transfer gate and Brian Polendey at graduation after the latter. campaign. Taylor is expected to compete for time immediately with the schedule.
Taylor committed to West Virginia on state offers from Oklahoma, Colorado and others.
The Colorado native will have at least two more years left in his career and gives the Mountaineers a quality addition from a power-five program at LSU. West Virginia wanted to address the tight end position through the transfer portal and Taylor is going a long way to get there.
WVSports.com will have more with Taylor in the near future.
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